2015 US Open Entertainers


Caleb Hawley

Harlem-based Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer and songwriter originally hailing from Minneapolis. Often compared to the classic sounds of early Stevie Wonder as well as savvy throwback crooners like Mayer Hawthorne or Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Hawley comes from a family of preachers and therapists, complimenting both his on-stage charisma and perceptive, witty lyrics.


Caleb performs Friday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m.  


Rep Your Style 

Rep Your Style was birthed from Dynamic Rocker’s leader Kid Glyde and Melanie Aguirre on Jan. 13, 2012, in New York City. The concept was first introduced as a feature in the legendary Bboy event called Bboy Massacre, with such positive response and high demand that Rep Your Style returned in July 2012 at The Alvin Ailey Theatre. In August and September, Rep Your Style joined forces with Save 5 Pointz for two packed out events at the 5 Pointz location. Rep Your Style then continued in October in collaboration with Advance Street Style Lab to create a family edition providing dance, graffiti and DJ classes for the children and parents to share together. Throughout 2012, Rep Your Style workshops were held in New York City, Buffalo, London, Slovakia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Montreal, Toronto, Kingston and Shanghai.


Rep Your Style performs Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. 


Juilliard Classical and Jazz

Juilliard performers are available for events including weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties; holiday or corporate events; and other special occasions. Our musicians include both classical and jazz performers, as well as a variety of other styles. The Hire Juilliard Performers staff will help you choose the best option for your occasion. Juilliard students are admitted to the school by a highly selective audition process. Our high standards are reflected in our 8 percent acceptance rate. All Hire Juilliard Performers are experienced and endorsed by Juilliard faculty. When contacting Hire Juilliard Performers, you are guaranteed to experience professionalism before and during your event. 


Julliard Classical performs Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1:30 p.m. and Julliard Jazz performs Sunday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. 


Mary C and the Stellars 

Mary C and the Stellars’ captivating performances continue to electrify and energize crowds everywhere and have drawn the attention of various music media outlets from VH1 and MTV to Rachel Ray and BRAVO TV. Their sound is a unique mix of rock and soul highlighted with a blend of pop, blues and funk. The Stellars represent Mary C’s vision of showcasing the essence of her hometown: “The Stellars give you a taste of New York City – individuals with a lot of sass, style and soul.” They perform their super catchy originals and a healthy mix of covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones to Daft Punk and Robin Thicke.


Mary C and the Stellars perform Monday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. 


Gold Magnolias

As the Gold Magnolias left Texas for New York City, they embraced a style based on an old sound they grew up with and still cover – from Al Green to Cee-lo Green – they call it Southern soul. For their first “residency” in New York, the Magnolias were paid with fried chicken and a bottle of Tortilla Gold tequila every week. Fun, accessible and sometimes even a little silly, this five-piece band knows how to play music that makes a diverse range of people shake their moneymakers. 


Gold Magnolias performs Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m. and Monday Sept. 7, at 12:30 p.m., then on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 p.m. 


Bill’s Toupee

Bill’s Toupee is a pop/dance/cover band that strives to sound like the original artists they are covering live. They play music that is relevant to all generations – from Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars to The Beatles and Robin Thicke, and most everything in between. All five band members are vocalists, which creates great diversity and harmony. These energetic performers know how to engage any audience.


Bill’s Toupee performs Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. 


Rhythm Dogs

The Rhythm Dogs are a New York City band specializing in Motown, soul, swing, rock, reggae, and contemporary dance music. Led by Joe Damone and Peter Brown, the band is comprised of well-established musicians. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Janet Jackson have tapped the talents of this groovin’ outfit. 


Rhythm Dogs performs Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m., and then on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m.


Nick Moran

Nick Moran is the acoustic singer-songwriter with folksy bluesy-ness that will make you want to take your shoes off and drift in to coolsville. Simple and uncomplicated guitar back a unique voice that manages to be both smooth and raw at the same time. He can play an acoustic set or with a full band and plays original and cover music.


Nick Moran performs Friday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. 


Astoria Boulevard 
Astoria Boulevard is an indie-folk/pop band, inspired by its namesake, led by Dan Scott and Philip Drennen. Their influences range from classic artists of the 60s and 70s such as Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles to modern folk, pop and indie artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz. Dan and Philip formed Astoria Boulevard in 2009 after spending the better part of a year together on the road with a touring theater production. Dan began playing the ukulele and soon the duo started to write songs while on the road. Upon their arrival back to NYC, they began playing shows around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.


Astoria Boulevard performs Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. 



B-Xtreme is a high-energy, acrobatic, interactive break dancing show. These award-winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents to festivals, halftime shows, film, special events around the world and most recently on “America’s Got Talent.” Their shows are packed with acrobatic stunts, hilarious antics and the hottest dance moves. By combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.


B-Xtreme performs Saturday, Sept. 5, at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. 


Kirsten Agresta Copely 

Kirsten Agresta Copely has charmed audiences internationally since she began study of the harp at the age of 5. By the time she was 14, she was soloist on a full tour of the British Isles and has since performed extensively as a solo artist throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Israel, Japan and the South Pacific. Known for her passionate performances and versatility, Kirsten commands a wide range of genres from classical to hip-hop. She has continually added more contemporary pieces to her repertoire in recent years. 


Kirsten Agresta Copely performs Monday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. 


Amalia Watty

It's unusual to find a 22-year-old with influences ranging from Billie Holiday to Al Green to Sade. And when you experience Amalia's unique sound and vibe for the first time, you'll never be able to confuse her with another artist. Amalia's refreshing voice caught the attention of Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter JAmie Houston (Steven Tyler, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Macy Grey, Kid Rock) from 3,000 miles away. "I came across a simple YouTube video and fell in love with her. So much that I asked a friend of mine, Josh Sarubin (former A&R VP Columbia, Arista, Island Def Jam) and current VP in Publishing (Secret Road) to take a meeting with her to see if I was crazy. When he'd called me back and told me she was the ‘real deal,’ I jumped on a plane to meet her." Amalia and Jamie soon began to co-write and record leading to the next step in her journey. "I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to write and learn from some of the best songwriters around,” Amalia said, “so now I'm excited for people to get a chance to hear it."


Amalia Watty performs Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m.